National Capital Area

Volunteer Opportunities

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Adult Education Program
  • Brown Bag Speaker Series - every Thursday the YWCA NCA hosts a brown bag lunch speaker's series at 12:00pm. We invite professionals in all fields to come in and talk about the work they do, and the career path they took to get there.
  • Mock Interview / Workshops - our workforce development students are always looking for opportunities to practice interviewing, and improve on their public speaking. We like to host mock interview days at the YWCA and ask for local professionals to participate, OR, we like even more to bring our students out into the workplace, and have these sessions, combined with any relevant workshops at your location.
  • Adult Education Instructors and Tutors - we are always looking for teachers, tutors and mentors to work with our adult students. Teachers with classroom experience provide vital instructions. We also offer 1:1 tutoring and mentoring, and are also staring group sessions. Tutoring and mentoring commitments are up to the individual. We would like to work with your schedule to make it work.
"EMPOwERgirlz" Youth Development Program
  • Lunch and Learn - every other Saturday, beginning in September, and running through May, we host a special guest to speak with our youth participants (ages 6-17) about a particular area of expertise. We encourage our young girls to explore a variety of career paths, and understanding what it takes to get there, and to actually see and hear someone who is there herself is a valuable lesson.
  • Youth Mentoring - our youth participants hinges on its ability to match each girl with a young professional mentor. They meet together every other Saturday, beginning in September, and ending in May.
  • Host a "Fighting Back" Session - in partnership with youth-serving organizations across the region, we are doing our part to inform young people about the dangers of sexual exploitation and sexual violence through a peer-to-peer effort. If you are an organization working with youth, or know of one, we would like to bring our workshop to you.
  • Job Shadowing - any opportunities for our adult or youth students to spend a day in the life of someone working in a field they may be interested in, provides great exposure and learning.
  • Host a "YW in Action" - we offer one-hour program tours two times a month at the YWCA NCA and would love for you to become an ambassador and invite others to simply learn about our work. We can also take the show on the road, that we call "YW in a Box." We will come to your location and share the same information and program stories, all in one hour.
  • Committee Participation - we have five working groups that include board members, volunteers and staff, and we are always looking to add to them. Currently, we have committees that focus on Finance, Investment, Governance, Programs, Sustainable Funding, Strategic Planning, and Audit.
  • Internships for our GED Graduates - our adult students work incredibly hard to pass the GED exam, and once they have, we like to partner them up with employers for internship opportunities.
  • Corporate Partnership - funding is key in any non-profit's survival, but we want our corporate dollars to be more about partnership, not just one time sponsorship. We like to keep companies involved and engaged throughout the year in our work, and build a relationship that is lasting, and customized to everyone's needs.











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